January 13, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend (Legend #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: Noviember 29, 2011.
Rating : 4.5/5

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Read Excerpt here

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias' death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

I really enjoy this book, is a good dystopian novel with a lot of action and a conspiracy theory plot.
Legend is told from two points of view: June and Day (I like that the font color was different for June and Day).
June is a kick ass heroine and Day is a great counterpart, both are intelligent with analytical reasoning(especially June, she analyze everything). And my favorite character is Day, he´s protective, loyal, charming (in a peculiar way, he´s like a modern Robin Hood). 
I recommend this book to all the dystopian lovers.
Ohh, almost forgot, CBS films acquired the film rights of the book. source

Book Trailer


  1. This is one of the first times hearing of this one! I love that you included the trailer. That always helps the book come alive for me.

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  2. This one is on its way to me at the library--I'm looking forward to it!

  3. I've been looking forward to reading this for awhile. I'll have to make time for it soon methinks! Thanks for the review!

    Megan at Book Brats!

  4. OMG! I want to read this Book! :D
    Excelent Review!
    Thank you so much!

  5. I've heard of ML, but i've never read anything by her. This sounds really great!

  6. I've been wanting to read this. Just haven't had the time.

  7. Awesome review!I heard so many good things about this book!I can't wait to read it!

  8. I HAD BEEEN DYING TO READ THIS BOOOKK! Marie and I have so much in common~~ <333

  9. I heard this was a dystopian re-telling of Les Miz...so want to read it

  10. I have been reading great stuff about this book so much! And your review is amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

  11. I really need to read this so that I can read Prodigy when it comes out!! Sounds like they are awesome books.

  12. Legend blew me away. I loved every word on every page. This book made me laugh and cry, it made me angry and sad. I was frustrated and fearful, sitting on the edge of my seat. Wonderful. I cannot wait for Prodigy!

  13. This book is awesome! OMG! I loved it! AMAZING! I Can´t wait for Prodigy! Day ♥ Great Review! Thank you!

  14. Nice review! Haven't read this book yet but I plan to do so in the future.

  15. I haven't read it yet but i'm planning to do so this coming christmas break because I've heard great reviews about this book and i love dystopian novels so i'll give this a try. :) Great review!